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Carnival mask made in Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1980sCarnival mask made in Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1980s

Puerto Rican artisans are renowned for their elaborate and colorful papier-mâché masks, made for the annual Carnival celebration and as tourist souvenirs. This mask is one of more than 3,200 artifacts in the Teodoro Vidal Collection of Puerto Rican Material Culture, donated in 1997.

See also: Folk Art, Latino History

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